RUB offers one of the top ecosystems for cyber security knowledge transfer in Europe.
The HGI has extensive experience in transferring research results to industry and society at large. There is a large pool of national and international firms with whom we conduct joint R&D activities, including IBM Research, Intel, NTT Communication Science Labs, NXP, Philips Research and SAP Research.
Spin-off Ecosystem: Cyber Security Incubator and Venture Capital Fund
Since 2002, HGI has spun off sixteen security start-ups, the highest number in Germany, and there have been takeovers by Bosch, Google, Rohde & Schwarz and TÜV Rheinland. The Bochum ecosystems also boasts a security incubator and close collaboration with Germany’s only venture capital fund for cyber security. Funded by the BMBF, the cyber security incubator „Cube 5“ supports students and Early Career Researchers in building successful cyber security spin-offs.